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Chemistry ACS Certified

The Department of Chemistry is approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Completion of the approved program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry with American Chemical Society Certification. Students who complete this program are well qualified for graduate study or professional employment.

Major requirements: Mathematics 170-180 Physics 131-132; Biology 336; Chemistry 130-131, 250-251, 270, 310, 280, 281, 370, 340, 360, 420, 421, and at least one advanced chemistry elective chosen from among Chemistry 355, 350, and 380. In consultation with the student's advisor, and with the permission of the department chairperson, advanced courses in Biology, Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science may be substituted for Chemistry electives.

Course Sequence - Classes of 2015 - 2017


Please refer to the College Catalogue and consult with your academic advisor for recommended course sequencing. Revised graduation requirements for each graduating class can be found in the Guide to the Core Curriculum.

Course Sequence - Class of 2018 and Beyond


Freshman Year
Conversatio I Conversatio II
English 105 Core
Chemistry 130 Chemistry 131
Mathematics 170 Mathematics 180

In the sophomore year: Chemistry majors generally take Organic Chemistry and Physics. Depending on initial placement, students will complete the modern or classical language requirement.  The remainder of the schedule is filled by chemistry electives, other core requirements, general electives, or courses for a minor or double major.

In the junior year: Chemistry majors generally take Analytical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry sequences, and complete the Research and Seminar I requirement in the fall semester. Students also take Synthesis & Characterization (if offered) or an Advanced Chemistry elective. Students will choose core requirements, general electives or courses for a minor or double major to complete the schedule.

In the senior year: Chemistry majors generally take Inorganic Chemistry I and Research and Seminar II courses in the fall. Students also take Synthesis & Characterization (if offered) or an Advanced Chemistry elective. Students finish any core requirements, general electives or courses for a minor or double major to complete the schedule.